Sentinel has right safety ingredients for catering business

Road Safety Telematics
Catering supplier Reynolds has recently introduced two new temperature-controlled Econic delivery trucks to its 250-strong fleet – and, like all its vehicles over 12 tonnes, the new additions are fitted with vehicle safety solutions from Sentinel Systems.

Sentinel Systems has worked with Reynolds on many projects, having already installed its reversing cameras and side-scanning cyclist protection systems to all of the large vehicles within its fleet. For the two new 18-tonne Econics, Reynolds opted to install Sentinel’s 360° cameras, linked to an in-cab monitor and recording DVR unit, as well as its audible side-scanning cyclist detection system.

With Sentinel’s 360° cameras, drivers have a complete view of the vehicle’s surroundings, including the rear and near-side blind spots. Installed at the front, rear, and sides of the vehicle, drivers are able to identify obstructions such as pedestrians, cyclists, objects or buildings using the in-cab, split-screen monitor and take the correct precautionary measures when approaching.

The cameras are supported by Sentinel’s mobile DVR unit, which records and stores all footage captured, and stores it on to a 1TB hard drive to allow fleet operators to review and extract footage that may be used as evidence or defence in a crash-for-cash claim – and which can lead to significant insurance premium savings.

The vehicles also have Sentinel’s Bike Hotspot Cyclist Protection System with audible alarms.

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